Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556

Subrata Dutta

  • Review Article
    Evaluation of Different Sitting Postures of Rural Primary School Boys in the Classroom

    Author(s): Subrata Dutta and Prakash C DharaSubrata Dutta and Prakash C Dhara

    The pupils are involved in reading and writing for a long duration (4-5 hrs) during attending the school. In many of the rural primary schools in India, students are not provided with bench and desk and they used to sit on the floor during attending the class. The present study was aimed to evaluate different postures adopted in the classroom. The posture selected for this study were sitting on the bench, sitting on the floor by folded legs (Indian traditional posture), and sitting on the floor with stretched legs. The study was carried on ten rural primary school children (n=106) between the age groups 6 to 10 years. The musculoskeletal disorders, EMG (Electromyography) of back and shoulder muscles, whole body center of gravity (CG), body joint angles, and base contact area of the student were recorded. During sitting on the bench, the back region was much more affected than sitting on .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000105


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